Sunday, March 13, 2011

In My Mailbox #80

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So I may have broken my book buying ban a little...but used books don't count right? Right?
Won: from Shelf Awareness
The Long Goodbye - Meaghan O'Rourke
Not quite sure why I entered for this one? Maybe I didn't it sounds ummm...wicked depressing.
What does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief-its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies-an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond.

"My sweater was new, stinging red and ugly." An edgy first line, and it provides the perfect opening for this gritty debut novel by journalist Flynn. Her protagonist, Camille Preaker, is a reporter for a second-rate Chicago newspaper. A solitary woman with a cynical bent, she appears to have carved out a workable life for herself despite a painful past and an estranged family. But when a second young girl turns up missing in Camille's hometown -- shortly after another local girl was found murdered -- Camille's editor sends her home to Missouri to cover the story. The question is, can Camille get to the bottom of the story before her demons get the best of her?

Megan’s twin sister Remy died in an accident nine years ago, and she’s been haunting her ever since. Knowing how crazy that sounds, Megan keeps this secret to herself and tries to lead a normal life. But when she takes a summer job at Land of Enchantment to keep an eye on her new boyfriend and his lovesick best friend, Samantha, she meets fellow employee Luke who can see Remy, too. Things get even twistier because Megan’s new friend Ari is sporting a massive crush on Luke, who seems to be developing a massive crush on Megan…making for a love triangle that’s positively possessed.

Megan wants to keep her distance from Luke, but when Remy’s visions get crazy violent; she knows she needs his help. Because someone’s definitely in danger...the only question is who?

When "Wacko Watkins" assigns the class a writing project about themselves, Lucy Lovering is not optimistic. Her parents are health food–loving hippies, her best friend, Izzie, has become buds with the knockout Nesta, and she just doesn't match up to either of them (especially in the chest region). What's a girl to do when her two friends can pass for older and she's stuck looking like a 12-year-old? But when Lucy spots the boy of her dreams and goes on a serious hunk hunt, she soon discovers that Mr. Right is closer than she thinks -- and not necessarily so dreamy!

So let me know what you all got this week. I will leave you with this video.


  1. Awesome books this week, the last one sounds hilarious! Happy reading :D

  2. Great books--I've seen the Dates, Mates series around, they look like fun books. And the cover of Devoured is lovely.

  3. At my daughter's library, the Mates and Dates books are very popular. Enjoy!

  4. I haven't heard much about any of these books but Devoured sounds really good!

  5. Awesome books this week! I've read all of the Mates, Dates series awhile ago & I love them. Happy reading! :)

    P.s You have a cute cat. :P

  6. "Heads Will Roll" is such an awesome song. Nice books this week. I read Sharp Objects a while back and I don't remember too much about it, other than I enjoyed it.

    Happy reading!

  7. I love "Heads Will Roll!" I'm so glad you featured it!

    I can't wait to see what you think of Devoured. It's been on my reading list forever, but (surprise, surprise), I haven't gotten around to it yet!


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